Key and Peele finally returns to Comedy Central next week, and here's a sneak peek from the premiere episode. It turns out that all it takes for the guys to survive an alien invasion is a simple understanding of one of humankind's most unfortunate traits.
Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.
For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with writer and comedian Alex Blagg, who currently serves as co-creator and executive producer of @midnight, which recently earned a whopping 40-week renewal from Comedy Central. Blagg chose the season 3 Key and Peele sketch "Insult Comic" that aired in October 2013 — six months before the comic [...]
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are working on a new digital series. Variety reports that the Comedy Central duo are producing Ithamar Has Nothing to Say for YouTube network Maker Studios. The six-episode series will star Ithamar Enriquez, an alum of Second City Chicago who has guest starred on Key & Peele and Arrested Development, and it'll feature Key and Peele as guest stars in one episode. Ithamar is also produced by Principato-Young and comedian Frank Caeti.
Each episode finds Enriquez trying to fit into different facets of American culture, with him not uttering a single word. Episodes involve him trying to fit in at a cool coffee shop, [...]
The 73rd Annual Peabody Awards were announced this morning, and among the recipients was Comedy Central's own Key and Peele. On the Peabody website, they bestow some high praise on the show creators and stars: "It's like Abbott and Costello Meet Richard Pryor when the duo of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele fearlessly apply their mischievous minds and satirical savvy to racially aware sketches both broad and incisive." The awards ceremony will be on May 19th in New York and televised for the first time on the Pivot network.
Comedy Central duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are joining the cast of FX's TV adaptation of the Coen Brothers' movie Fargo, EW reports. The two stars of the Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele, which wrapped up its third season in December, will appear in the final four episodes of Fargo's 10-episode limited run as FBI partners Bill Budge (Key) and Webb Pepper (Peele).
Set to debut on April 15th, Fargo will follow different characters and a different case from the Oscar-winning movie that inspired it but it will keep the movie's subject matter and tone. Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Kate [...]